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SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
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reply to Gerard1234

Re: Lesson Learned

said by Gerard1234:

When I rebooted it the T.V.'s went out they came on after the thing rebooted.

Do you have an XG1 (X1 DVR box)? or just client boxes?
See more about the equipment here: »Comcast Cable TV FAQ »What is X1 and X2?

That wireless gateway 2 is a relative of the XG5 compliant version that is a digital cable gateway/DVR/eMTA/cable modem in one, but it shouldn't be out in the wild yet, since it is supposed to use Xi3's as clients, which also aren't out just yet AFAIK.

Gerard1234

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I think that is what it says on the outside very small writing looks like it says xg5 right below the battery light at the bottom. Does not show up on the picture I took very well though
And it is also taller box than the old gateway1. Has 2 usb's on the back And another that looks like e-sata. Has a MOCA light that flashes. Was not enable 3 days ago now it is enabled and working.


SpHeRe31459

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said by Gerard1234:

I think that is what it says on the outside very small writing looks like it says xg5 right below the battery light at the bottom. Does not show up on the picture I took very well though

Interesting... So what do your cable boxes look like? See the pics in the FAQ I posted before. Even better, please look for the FCC label and tell us the model designation(s) you see, including the wireless gateway.

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

yes that is what i am wondering as well also does the gateway you have be used as a cable box


Gerard1234

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Everyone is watching tv now. Do not want to interrupt the t.v.'s but in the configuration page I see 9 devices with IP addresses on the gateway. It seems everything came alive after they turned on local on the 8's in HD for the weather channel and the new movie app started. I woke up in the morning and the guide was different too. Some others in the area have the new x2 now too. Seems to be deploying everywhere. Everyone just be patient and you will get it too. Remember it is just T.V.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

ok can you also take some pictures of the guide that is listed on the DVR and cable boxes. and also can you take a picture of the about page in the settings menu and/or tell us what is listed on that page



JeepMatt
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I'm with Joe-
Until I see something different - you know what they say...
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JeepMatt
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Baby Steps

Well - woke up, and my 2 HD STB's pulled a new STB Firmware.

They went from 12/10/13 to 1/17/14 - Version PR150BN_1.3.2s4_PRODsd

It actually screwed a major thing up. If you pull up the guide - and hit guide again - it now overlays the Favorites, Trending, etc. options over top of the guide - and you can barely read it.

However, this is still an X2 preview mode. XRE Version remains at 37P5, dated 1/22/14.

The DVR will not pull any update as of this time.

Assuming this may be a prep step before the real rollout.



JeepMatt
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No new changes as of this morning, 2/1.

Really wish they'd push out a new XRE build if they have one ready - because this latest STB build on the HD boxes has made things sluggish combined w/ the 1/22 server build.

DVR has not updated at all.
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JeepMatt
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"New" X2 is Live

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downloadX2 New.pdf 309,484 bytes
Well, all 3 of my boxes (2 HD, 1 DVR) updated to the "New" XRE Build - dated 1/29/14 this morning. When you go to the About tab, it actually shows "New" and no longer says "Preview".

Notes:
1) On the HD boxes - they are now on the 1/29/14 XRE build, and 1/17/14 STB build. The new XRE build DID NOT fix the Guide overlay issue. If you hit Guide, then Guide again - the "Trending, Kids, Movies, Sports" menu is laid over top of the guide - and you can barely read it. I never use this feature - but, it's definitely a noticeable bug.

2) DVR remains on the 12/10/13 STB build. After playing around a little bit, I really don't notice many changes. There are no new apps - so I'm still waiting a few days more I guess before we get to see the Live Extra app and see how this IP streaming is going to work.

I'm sure others will pick up on some differences...
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bgoodbody
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join:2002-05-08
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Not in SE New England yet. Also publically the "X2" will be called the X1.

Here still have a 1/22 Server Build and a 12/2013 STB However receiver version is 1.3.1
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telcodad

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Re: "New" X2 is Live

said by bgoodbody:

Also publically the "X2" will be called the X1.

Yes, from Ted Hodgins on the Comcast Support forum (»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-DVR-···65#M8969 ):
quote:
X2 is our internal naming convention.

X2 is not a customer-facing name that we will use in any direct-to-consumer marketing. So apologies for that confusion.

This is still the X1 Platform that cloud DVR will be running on. No shift in gears. The guide interface will change (improvements all around) and our internal name is still X2.

Outwardly this is still the X1 Entertainment Operating System ...

SpHeRe31459

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said by telcodad:

said by bgoodbody:

Also publically the "X2" will be called the X1.

Yes, from Ted Hodgins on the Comcast Support forum (»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-DVR-···65#M8969 ):
quote:
X2 is our internal naming convention.

X2 is not a customer-facing name that we will use in any direct-to-consumer marketing. So apologies for that confusion.

This is still the X1 Platform that cloud DVR will be running on. No shift in gears. The guide interface will change (improvements all around) and our internal name is still X2.

Outwardly this is still the X1 Entertainment Operating System ...

LOL. I dunno how many times I've explained that in this thread. It's in the X1 FAQ here on the site as well. But now that Ted has said it, I guess people can stop spazzing about X2 somehow being a separate product from the X1 stuff.

X1 is the branding Comcast is using, it's what they spent millions of dollars advertising. "X2" has always been a codename, and has always been reported that way in industry articles.

Davy49

join:2007-04-10
Jacksonville, FL
reply to gate1975mlm

Re: [X1-X2] Xfinity X1 now available to New Customers

So far today..no new update.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

restart you box to see if it gets the new version



rej4sl

join:2008-07-11
Minneapolis, MN
reply to gate1975mlm

restarted the box- and thought boy this is taking a long long time. Normally so quick. It came on with the new version. WE had the X2 preview on before and now on the about page it says .... version new ......
XRE Server Version .... 1.37.07.01 01/29/2014
STB Time Stampe : Thu Dec 12 2013


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

OK I will restart my box when I get back to see if it will pull that new version



gate1975mlm
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reply to gate1975mlm

My 3 DVR's also got the Jan.29,2014 update and it does now say "New" instead of "preview". Also with this new update I do not have the reported "overlay" bug and everything seems to be working as it should. But there seems to be no new features with this new update either

I really hope Comcast will be adding some of the features that we all have been asking for a while now.



gate1975mlm
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reply to gate1975mlm

Anyone heard when the new Voice remote for X1 is going to be available for purchase?


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to joejoejeo

I had to restart the DVR twice but I got the new software version


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
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reply to gate1975mlm

They told me they are testing them now with some customers and it will be released when the xi3 box comes out


joejoejeo

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reply to gate1975mlm

The DVR seems Much faster and more responsive with the x2 guide software than compared to the x2 preview guide



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reply to gate1975mlm

said by gate1975mlm:

Also with this new update I do not have the reported "overlay" bug

Gate-
The overlay bug is only on the HD boxes...

JoeJoeJoe-
Ask your buddies when the Live Extra app is showing up! And, will it only be on the DVR or all boxes? (Been wondering about this since the DVR has the extra "internet" modem inside..)


gate1975mlm
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reply to joejoejeo

Cool thanks



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reply to JeepMatt

Ok I had thought perhaps it was for the DVR's also.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to JeepMatt

I will when I get back home


Gerard1234

join:2012-04-03
reply to JeepMatt

Re: "New" X2 is Live

I had this since last Friday but my receiver is 131 instead of 130. And battery is less than 80 percent on most of mine boxes but one is at 80 percent.


Gerard1234

join:2012-04-03
reply to gate1975mlm

Re: [X1-X2] Xfinity X1 now available to New Customers

Our area is supposed to get them by the end of this week. I am in no hurry for one though. I guess we are to test them or something. When we get one maybe I can post a video of it instead of photos maybe more helpful. Like a link to youtube..


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
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reply to JeepMatt

What is the full name of that app by the way


Gerard1234

join:2012-04-03
reply to JeepMatt

What is the Live Extra app?